• Dementia Risk and Heart Defects: Are They Related?

    1 month ago - By Medindia Health

    The new study suggests that the state of atrial cardiopathy leading to dementia s is not a result of atrial fibrillation or stroke alone.
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  • Atrial cardiopathy confers elevated risk for dementia

    Atrial cardiopathy confers elevated risk for dementia

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Atrial cardiopathy was associated with increased risk for dementia, according to new data from the ARIC cohort study.
    There was little mediation of the effect by atrial fibrillation or stroke, according to the researchers.
    Michelle C. Johansen, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed 5,078 participants who completed the fifth visit in the ARIC cohort study from 2011 to 2013.
    “There is growing evidence that the way we thought of Alzheimer's disease and dementia is a little more complex than we originally
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  • Formulary restrictions may increase the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

    Formulary restrictions may increase the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor for stroke, and for decades the anticoagulant warfarin was the standard treatment for lowering that hazard. However, numerous drug and food interactions make warfarin burdensome for patients.
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